Anatomy of a Lynching

By Aatish Taseer NEW DELHI — A lynching is much more than just a murder. A murder may occur in private. A lynching is a public spectacle; it demands an audience. The lynching of Pehlu Khan, a 55-year-old dairy farmer, in the western Indian state of Rajasthan at the beginning of this month attracted a live audience of dozens and a virtual …

A mob in India just dragged a man from his home and beat him to death — for eating beef

By Michael E. Miller An Indian woman sprinkles yoghurt paste onto a cow’s forehead during a Hindu Bach Baras ritual to bless the animal in the Rajasthan city of Udaipur on September 9, 2015. (Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images) Mohammad Akhlaq was in bed when the mob arrived. The commotion began in the distance, but crept closer and closer like encroaching thunder. Suddenly, there was …

Rajdeep Sardesai Receives “Death Threats” for “Hindu Terror” Tweet

THE QUINT Eminent TV journalist Rajdeep Sardesai found himself at the centre of an onslaught of personal attacks over the weekend, after he expressed his views on ‘Hindu’ and ‘Islamic’ terror on his Twitter handle. On Friday night, Sardesai left netizens with this profound thought: A Barrage of Angry Criticism The responses were immediate and not altogether pleasant. While one …